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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (Star Wars: Novelizations #2)

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  7,139 Ratings  ·  244 Reviews
There is a great disturbance in the Force. . . . From the sleek ships of the glimmering Coruscant skyscape to the lush gardens of pastoral Naboo, dissent is roiling. The Republic is failing, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, elected ten years earlier to save the crumbling government. Separatists threaten war, and the Senate is hopelessly divided, u ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by Del Rey/Ballantine Books (first published May 1st 2002)
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Cian Beirdd
Feb 26, 2014 Cian Beirdd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Apart from Zahn's trilogy this is probably my favorite Star Wars novel. Instead of trying to simply flesh out the scenes of the movie with details of color and sound (as is done with the first novel), this adaptation explains every badly edited scene and whiney sentence by the cast in a way that is immensely satisfying and could never have been done in a single movie. Having read the book, Padme's love for Anakin makes more sense, the clone army and the plot surrounding it are put in better cont ...more
Crystal Starr Light
Jul 15, 2010 Crystal Starr Light rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
"We'd be living a lie"
Ten years have passed since Qui-Gon died, the Trade Federation blockaded Naboo, and young Anakin became a Padawan. Times have changed. Padme is now a Senator; Obi-Wan is a Jedi Knight; Anakin is a Padawan learner. The Republic is in turmoil as the Separatists, led by former Jedi, Count Dooku, threaten to secede. An attempt on Padme's life leads the Jedi into startling discoveries...and possibly war.
NOTE: Based on audiobook and novel.
R. A. Salvatore is probably best known fo
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ade_reads
Aug 10, 2016 ade_reads rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book contains scenes that take place outside of the film. I love this part, the conversation between Anakin and Padme's father, Padme being teased by her sister, and a couple more. We'll know for sure what else was cut in the movie.
So, if you want the full story of Attack of the Clones, you have to have this book.
Rachel
Sep 22, 2010 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Obviously, this book is the companion to the movie of the same title. It fills in some valuable additional background and character development that was absent in the film.

First: we get more of a view of Padme's mindset when Anakin comes back into her life. In the movie, it is clear that Anakin remembers Padme, not just fondly, but passionately. It is never made clear (even in the book) what place Anakin holds in Padme's heart when they meet again - whether he is simply a boy she remembers fondl
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Trea
This is another one of those books I had read years ago and thought lost, yet was surprised to rediscover. I liked how much more in depth this story went, than the movie of the same name did. We get to see more character motivations and development that had gotten lost in the film. This made Anakin's turn to the Dark Side more of a natural progression than an abrupt shift that the movie showed. All in all, it was an enriching look at a story I was already well familiar with.
Nienke
May 23, 2016 Nienke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
“A Jedi shall not know anger. Nor hatred. Nor love.”

Ten years have passed since Anakin Skywalker started his training to become a Jedi, since the dead of Qui-gon Jinn and since the blockade of Naboo.
Things have changed. Padmé Amidala, once a queen of Naboo, is now a Senator; Anakin a Padawan Learner and Obi-Wan a Jedi Knight.
The Republic is failing and the Dark side is growing and all events will eventually lead to war.

Padmé is being assassinated by the Trade Federation and to protect her li
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Alicia Sandoval Poveda
El libro no está bien escrito. Parte de un guión flojo y las escenas románticas son como de alguna novela rosa común. Sin embargo, es entretenido. La narración es fluida, se lee en muy poco tiempo y si se ha visto la película, es fácil de visualizar todo.

Lo realmente interesante es la parte política del libro. Cómo todo gira en torno a la idea de la democracia vrs la dictadura, la guerra vrs. la negociación, y cómo los ideales de una democracia se ven en peligro en primer lugar por la desconfia
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Anthony
Much like The Phantom Menace novel, this is good to read considering the film it's based on. It gives a little more context to some things, and the Anakin & Padme scenes aren't quite as painful to read as they are to watch in the film. But the action scenes are not as good. The final fight with the Jedi and droids has nowhere near the same scope. Even the tussle between Jango and Obi-Wan isn't as good. But that's the difference between film and books. Film can do scope and action easier. It ...more
Bradley
Not too bad. Fairly solid read. =)
Stephanie
May 08, 2015 Stephanie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
I didn't realize it was possible to make these characters even more flat and less interesting.

Lance Shadow
Apr 08, 2016 Lance Shadow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After a recent viewing of Attack of the Clones, my thoughts have changed so I felt it a good time to edit my review. Attack of the Clones in some ways is better than I remember it. I didn't think Hayden Christensen was completely terrible. There were some scenes where I think his performance was good. However, the romance still sucks hard and even the best action scenes (the Coruscant speeder chase, Obi Wan's punch out with Jango Fett, the starfighter chase in the astroid field above geonosis, a ...more
Inna
Dec 11, 2012 Inna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series_star-wars
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Zack
Den Galaktiska Republiken står på randen av ett inbördeskrig efter att Greve Dooku organiserat en separatistisk rörelse för att störta Senaten. Tusentals solsystem hotar att lämna Republiken och senatorn Padmé Amidala utsätts för ett mordförsök. Dock är hon listigare än så och klarar sig utan en skråma. Däremot bestäms det att hon ska få livvakter, vilket hon motvilligt går med på. När det visar sig att det är två Jediriddare hon kände under sin regeringstid som Naboos drottning. Anakin Skywalke ...more
Jay
Apr 05, 2016 Jay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
I enjoyed Salvatore's take on this story. The elements that he added and expanded upon certainly fleshed out the story and filled in gaps in logic as well as plot. By delving more into the motivations behind the attempted assassination of Padme he made that plot point a pivotal element in the overall storyline and much more fitting in the overall machinations of the Seperatists and Darth Sidious. Additionally, the expanded scenes between Anakin and Padme make their romantic relationship a bit mo ...more
Peter Espelien
Feb 25, 2016 Peter Espelien rated it it was amazing
The reason I read this book is because I just went to the new Star Wars movie (The Force Awakens) and got an ultimate guide to Star Wars coffee table book for Christmas and had never seen any of the other movies so when I saw this book I immediately checked it out. when I started the book I knew basically nothing about Episode II so It was a really fun read. One of the protagonists (Anakin Skywalker) reminds me of myself in the fact that we are both reckless in trying to archive our goal. My fav ...more
Jeff Miller
Dec 13, 2015 Jeff Miller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novelization of Episode II works quite well as a story. One of my biggest gripes against the prequels was just how clumsy Anakin's move towards the dark side was. The dialogue, the acting, and just general glossiness just never made this seem believable. Sure this is hard to do since portraying a soul towards evil and making him a likable character for the movies is pretty difficult. Breaking Bad achieved this because it was multi seasons exploring the topic. The prequels had to do it with ...more
Jana
Sep 21, 2015 Jana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Oh man! I loved it. I was a SW fanatic. Books are so much better than movies, and I had THE biggest crush on Anakin Skywalker. When I connected Anakin’s face with Hayden Christensen’s, it was my real dose of nowadays Edward Cullen. Plus, I really like this book. R.A.Salvatore is a great writer, and this whole infatuated SW experience, with me being 20 or something was just great.
Lna
Feb 09, 2014 Lna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apasionante leer al fin algo de este increible mundo, además que el Episodio II me encanta. Y el libro no se limita a la peli en su totalidad, ya que profundiza un poco más en la madre de Anakin y en la relación de éste con Padme, por ejemplo, algo que es de agradecer. Y poder leer a Yoda o a Jar Jar Binks es tan freak xD
Hannah Heath
Dec 09, 2015 Hannah Heath rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was much better than "The Phantom Menace." The writing was better, Padme had more of a character, Anakin's motivation for going over to the Dark Side is making more sense. The first half of the book had a lot of gag-worthy scenes between Anakin and Padme, but that diminished by the end. Overall, I enjoyed this one.
Hasini (Ink On Paper)
Once again, I love these novelisations! This book gave me more insight into the movie and I'm really glad it did! Love the fight scenes; the writing is really good and fast paced! Also, I feel like I got a better look into how Anakin & Padme's started off; and I love them together!
Aliix
Apr 16, 2016 Aliix rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-fav
Enserio no puedo con el amor tan hermoso de Anakin & Padmé, es que como crece, se desarrolla, madura &&&& Obi Wan sus temores, su crecimiento como maestro Jedi, la relación que tiene con Anakin, <3
Kyle
Aug 30, 2009 Kyle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars-read, own
Good book. Read it after I had watched the movie and they added a few parts that are kind of boring., but it describes some things a little more and clears up some questionable parts in the movie.
Kevin Xu
Mar 28, 2013 Kevin Xu rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
even my favorite author, R.A. Salvatore couldn't make a boring script any better
Manni
Feb 07, 2015 Manni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jared
Star Wars Legends Project #99

Background: Attack of the Clones was written by R.A. Salvatore and published in April 2002. In addition to this book, Salvatore also wrote Vector Prime, the first of the lengthy New Jedi Order series. He is best known, however, as the creator of the hugely popular dark elf warrior Drizzt Do'Urden within the D&D "Forgotten Realms" setting, star of 30 books and counting.

Attack of the Clones is, obviously, the novelization of Episode II, set 22 years before the Ba
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Jenifer
Nov 17, 2016 Jenifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Cat Fu (carocat)
Just like the Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the book is done well with the audio effects and music and the voices and general content. Battles are described, but they're not described in every single detail and they didn't mess up any of the pronunciations this time!

The book greatly expands on the Lars family pre Shmi's abduction and they're incredibly boring. It also describes the gruesome ambush of the raiders during which almost all settlers died which goes to show why no one els
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Bettie☯
Description: There is great disturbance in the Force . . .

Mischievous and resolved, courageous to the point of recklessness, Anakin Skywalker has come of age in a time of great upheaval. The nineteen-year-old apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi is an enigma to the Jedi Council, and a challenge to his Jedi Master. Time has not dulled Anakin’s ambition, nor has his Jedi training tamed his independent streak. When an attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala’s life brings them together for the first time in ten ye
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Rick (from Another Book Blog)
Say what you will about Star Wars books, it's hard to deny the fact that they're probably the best-produced audiobooks on the market. The use of effects and music always makes them enjoyable. And in the case of AotC, we're treated to Jonathan Davis' narration. He's fantastic. One of the greats.

The book version is quite a bit better than the film. Expands on some things, makes the Anakin/Padme relationship a little less stupid (but it's still a bit stupid), etc. I blew through this in about 6 da
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Steve
Dec 28, 2016 Steve rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still a terrible story. Salvatore doesn't add much to the original script, though we do get a couple of insights into Yoda's thought process and his attempts to explore the Dark Side in search of answers. It also expands on the relationship with Padme, and fleshes out Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru to some extent.
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As one of the fantasy genre’s most successful authors, R.A. Salvatore enjoys an ever-expanding and tremendously loyal following. His books regularly appear on The New York Times best-seller lists and have sold more than 10,000,000 copies. Salvatore’s original hardcover, The Two Swords, Book III of The Hunter’s Blade Trilogy (October 2004) debuted at # 1 on The Wall Street Journal best-seller list ...more
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